Remember the children of [a]Edom, O Lord, in the [b]day of Jerusalem, which said, Raze it, raze it to the foundation thereof.

O daughter of Babel, worthy to be destroyed, blessed shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast served us.

[c]Blessed shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy children against the stones.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 137:7 According as Ezekiel 25:13 and Jer. 49:7, prophesied: and Obadiah, verse 10, showeth that the Edomites which came of Esau, conspired with the Babylonians against their brethren and kinsfolk.
  2. Psalm 137:7 When thou didst visit Jerusalem.
  3. Psalm 137:9 He alludeth to Isaiah’s prophecy, Isa. 13:16, promising good success to Cyrus and Darius, whom ambition moved to fight against Babylon, but God used them as his rods to punish his enemies.

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